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THE WTO: SECRETARIAT AND BUDGET
WTO Secretariat budget for 200
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The WTO derives most of the income for its annual budget from contributions by its 148 Members. These are established according to a formula based on their share of international trade.
 

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Contributions by individual members


Miscellaneous income is earned from rental fees and sales of WTO print and electronic publications. The WTO also manages a number of trust funds, which have been contributed by Members. These are used in support of special activities for technical cooperation and training meant to enable least-developed and developing countries to make better use of the WTO and draw greater benefit from the multilateral trading system. The WTO’s total budget for the year 2004 is as follows:
  • 2005 Budget for the WTO Secretariat: 164,131,000 CHF;
  • 2005 Budget for the Appellate Body and its Secretariat: 4,572,400 CHF;
  • Total WTO Budget for the year 2005: 168,703,400 CHF

  

Budget for the WTO Secretariat for the year 2005 back to top

SECTION

2005
(Swiss Francs)

Staff (Work/years)

 

(a) Salary 74,749,500
(b) Pensions 14,896,200
(c) Common Staff costs 15,073,000

Temporary Assistance

14,186,750

Communications

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(a) Telecommunications 758,000
(b) Postal charges 1,305,000

Building Facilities

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(a) Rental 362,400
(b) Utilities 1,619,500
(c) Maintenance and Insurance 1,166,000

Permanent Equipment

2,668,100

Expendable

1,359,000

Contractual Services

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(a) Reproduction 1,380,000
(b) Office Automation 2,227,200
(c) Other 332,000
(d) Security Outsourcing Contract 2,125,100 

Staff Overhead

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(a) Training 490,000
(b) Insurance 1,973,700
(c) Joint Services 177,600
(d) Miscellaneous 46,500

Missions

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(a) Missions Official 1,181,100
(b) Missions Technical 1,383,200
Trade Policy Training Courses 3,671,000
Various -
(a) Representation and Hospitality 283,000
(b) Dispute Settlement Panels 1,217,000
(e) Library 578,900
(f) Publications 425,000
(g) Public Information Activities 210,000
(h) External Auditors 40,000
(i) Ministerial Operating Fund 600,000
(j) ISO 57,000
(k) Other 90,000
(m) Security Enhancement Programme 1,119,000

Unforeseen

100,000
International Trade Centre (ITC) 16,280,250
TOTAL 164,131,000

 

Budget for the the Appellate Body and its Secretariat for the year 2005 back to top

SECTION

2005
(Swiss Francs)

Staff (Work/years)

 

(a) Salary  1,855,500
(b) Pensions 368,200
(c) Common Staff costs 345,700

Temporary Assistance

36,000

Communications

-
(a) Telecommunications 6,500

Building Facilities

-
(b) Utilities 13,000
(c) Maintenance and Insurance 5,000

Permanent Equipment

23,000

Expendable

20,000

Contractual Services

-
(a) Reproduction 15,000

Staff Overheads

-
(a) Training 25,000
(b) Insurance 9,000
(d) Miscellaneous 2,000

Missions

-
(a) Missions Official 10,000
Various -
(a) Representation and Hospitality 1,000
(d) Appellate Body Members 688,100
(e) Library 8,000
(l) Appellate Body Operating Fund 1,141,400
TOTAL 4,572,400